Shrewsbury & a cruise on the River Severn

Shrewsbury & a cruise on the River Severn

Travel to the historic city of Shrewsbury to spend some time and explore before enjoying a cruise on the River Seven with a cup of tea and hot cross bun!

Shrewsbury is full of higgledy-piggledy streets with names you want to say out loud. A river that scoops up the town in a loop. A mix of the very old and the very new. The quirky and the one-off. 



There can't be many towns with 660 listed buildings, a museum in an old music hall and carved characters peering down at you from a c.1500’s building. And have you heard about Shrewsbury’s 921 years of wine buffs and Darwin’s school days?

Founded by the Saxons and developed mostly by the Tudors, today Shrewsbury is a one-off and you spot it as soon as you step out of the train station (which has the largest mechanical signal box in the world).

The town centre is neatly scooped up in the loop of the River Severn. Inside the loop criss-crossing Medieval streets are lined with wonky buildings containing original and one-off shops and street names that truly tell a story - look out for Butcher Row, Fish Street and Grope Lane.

If you’re exploring on foot then don’t miss the statue of Charles Darwin outside the library. Darwin was born in the town and went to Shrewsbury School which was then housed in the library buildings and follow a Darwin Trail around town. Look out for the Quantum Leap sculpture on the riverbank opposite the Theatre which was created to mark Darwin’s 200th birthday.

Founded in 1083, the Shrewsbury Abbey was once centre of Norman and Medieval power in the region as well as the centre of a daily prayer, study and work for a community of monks. It’s still a place of worship today and well worth a visit.

From the red sandstone castle walls you’ll see why Shrewsbury Castle was once a place to guard the town. Inside the walls lies the museum of the Shropshire Regiments, which is dedicated to the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Adswood Old Greyhound, first bus stop on Councillor Lane
Alderley Edge Bus stop outside Natwest Bank, jnc London Rd and
Macclesfield Road. Alderley Edge
Altrincham Bus stop o/s Barrington Pub on Stamford New Road
Bramhall first bus stop on Moss Lane
Bredbury outside library on George Lane
Brinnington lay by opp the oldFarmers Arms Pub, Brinnington Rd
Brooklands outside Asda Garage, Marsland Road
Brooklands, Sale
Burnage Fog Lane bus stop on Fog Lane jnc with Kingsway
Burnage Vic Pub outside Victoria Pub, Mauldeth Road,
junction with Burnage Lane, Burnage
Cheadle Bullocks Bullocks Garage, Stockport Road
Cheadle Heath bus stop opp Farmers Arms pub, Edgeley Road
Cheadle Heath
Cheadle Hulme Church Inn bus stop by Church Inn on Ravenoak Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle Hulme Hilma outside Adeona Travel, 16 Station Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle Hulme Smithy bus stop on Gill Bents Road opp shops
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle Malt Shovels bus stop on Councillor Lane opp new Spar
Malt Shovels Pub, Cheadle
Chorlton Village bus stop on Wilbraham Road by jnc with Oswald Road
outside Croma Bar, Chorlton
Davenport first bus stop on Mile End Lane (A6 end)
Didsbury bus stop outside Cafe Nero, Wilmslow Road
Edgeley corner of Dale Street and Edgeley Road near
Alexandra Park,Edgeley
Flixton opp Red Lion pub, Woodsend Road, bus stop
outside Kongs Chip Shop, Flixton
Gatley bus stop opp Gatley Green Tesco
Handforth Paddock bus stop Paddock Precinct
Handforth Southgate bus stop opp Southgate Centre on A34
Hazel Grove Five Ways bus stop opp Summer Palace just by petrol station
on Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove
Hazel Grove Torkington bus stop outside Torkington Centre,
Torkington Road,Hazel Grove
Heald Green Library bus stop/layby outside library.
Heald Green
Heald Green Social Club bus stop outside social club, Finney Lane
Heald Green
Heaton Chapel outside Ribbons & Bows, 15 School Lane
Heaton Chapel
Heaton Moor bus stop on Thornfield Road outside hairdressers,
opp side of road to old Natwest Bank.Heaton Moor
Marple Regent Cinema, Stockport Road
Northenden opp Methodist Church, Palatine Road
Offerton bus stop near Fingerpost Pub on Dialstone Road
Parrswood bus stop underneath railway bridge, Wilmslow Road
Poynton corner of Chester Road/Nursery Drive outside
McIlvride Medical Centre
Reddish bus lay by outside Houldsworth Pub,
Houldsworth Sq,Reddish
Romiley outside Romiley Arms, opp Railway Stn,
Stockport Road,Romiley
Sale Circle bus stop Sale circle shops opp Carloon Road
/ Sale Road,Sale Circle
Sale Moor bus lay by Marsland Road by IMO car wash
Sale Moor
South Reddish bus stop opp Carousel Pub, Reddish Road
South Reddish
Stockport bus station, stand A
Stretford Arndale Arndale Centre, bus stop on Kingsway
Stretford Barton Road bus stop outside Petals & Pretty Things shop,
Barton Road,Stretford
Timperley Thorley Lane car park
Urmston Davyhulme bus stop on Davyhulme Circle
Urmston Davyhulme
Urmston Flixton Road Bus stop opp Urmston railway station, Flixton Road
Wilmslow Blue Bell bus stop on Manchester Road opp
Majestic Wines.Wilmslow
Wilmslow Chapel Lane jnc of Chapel Lane / Buckingham Road.
Wilmslow Green Lane bus stop on Green Lane opp flats
Wilmslow Styal Road jnc of Styal Road / Manchester Road.
Woodley St Marks Church, Redhouse Lane
Wythenshawe DO NOT USE
Wythenshawe Forum Bus layby in front of Forum Centre, Wythenshawe
Not Bus Station
Wythenshawe Portway News Outside Portway News, Opposite Cornishman Pub
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